Jan 26, 2013 1:00pm PST
as john myers, kxtv political editor joining us from sacramento. governor jerry brown struck a confident tone on thursday, applauding lawmakers and voters for making tough decisions to balance california's budget. he also pushed for his priorities including education and regulatory reform. now, john, how would you rate his speech and what left the biggest impressions on you? >> well, you know, rating the speech, a speech from jerry brown is really tough to do because it's unlike any other speech you get from any other governor. how many governors go from the book of genesis to "the little engine that could" in one 25-minute speech? this was a vintage jerry brown speech. i think really what you saw here was a little bit of the governor running a victory lap. proposition 30 passed. temporary taxes passed. the budget looks a lot better. i think this was the governor's chance to pivot, to pivot to talking about what makes california great, how we get them back on track. don't worry, we're getting there. so i took this as a real optimistic speech with a lot of details, a lot of brow
Jan 5, 2013 5:00am PST
and their teachers in newtown. or that on new year's eve, in sacramento, california, reportedly in a fight over a spilled drink, a 22-year-old opened fire in a bar, killing two and wounding two others. in fact, in just those few weeks since the newtown slaughter of the innocent, more than 400 people have died from guns in america. that should boost the last quarter profit margins. so not surprising, the merchants of death are experiencing a happy new year. we can't forget. we mustn't relent. we have to keep talking about this, because wayne lapierre and the nra are insidious and powerful predators. have you seen the reports in both the "journal of the american medical association" and "the washington post" of how, 16 years ago, the nra managed to get congress to pull funding on gun violence studies at the centers for disease control and prevention? and just two years ago, nra henchmen even snuck a provision into the affordable care act that prevents doctors from collecting information on their patients' gun use. as wayne lapierre's brazen call for an armed populace makes clear, the o
Jan 19, 2013 12:30am PST
sacramento. that's one of the reasons why he's sort of an ideal chairman. he is a realist. he wants to get moderates into the party. he's not just -- he's not somebody who's just in the base sort of talk to himself. he's sick of the circular firing squad. so i think jim brolty is sort of kind of old-fashioned politics that we all now talk about that's so great. >> republican party is in the cellar in california, lowest level ever, 30% of the voters. this is a huge job for anybody. a lot of people feel if anybody can do it, jim can. he has lot of respect, a lot of contacts and donors. >> the chairmanship gets filled in march. thank you both for joining us. great to have you on the show. carla marinucci and debra saunders. that's all for tonight. visit us at kqed.org/thisweek for past episodes and segments, to subscribe to our pod cast and to share your story ideas. thanks for watching. good night.